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Morgan Rogers: Aston Villa agree deal to sign Middlesbrough winger

Aston Villa have reached an agreement with Middlesbrough to sign promising winger Morgan Rogers; the 21-year-old to undergo medical on Wednesday; Rogers has played 26 times in Championship this season; winter transfer window closes on Thursday at 11pm in England and 11.30pm in Scotland

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Watch Morgan Rogers' best goals and assists for Middlesbrough this season as Aston Villa agree a deal to sign him

Aston Villa have agreed a deal with Middlesbrough to sign winger Morgan Rogers.

It is understood the deal agreed is for an initial £8m fee, which could eventually be worth £16m if all add-ons are met. Rogers will undergo a medical on Wednesday.

The deal marks a significant profit for Middlesbrough in just six months after they signed Rogers for £1m from Manchester City last summer. City stand to benefit from a sell-on clause.

Boro's recruitment is led by head of football Kieran Scott and chief executive Neil Bausor.

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Rogers got on the scoresheet for Boro against Chelsea late in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg

Villa have been keen on bringing the 21-year-old to the Premier League throughout the winter transfer window and now appear to have won the race for his signature.

Rogers has featured 26 times for Middlesbrough in the Championship this season, scoring two goals and registering six assists.

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Jacob Ramsey celebrates after scoring Aston Villa's fifth goal against Brighton
Image: Unai Emery wants to keep midfielder Jacob Ramsey at Villa

Unai Emery says he wants to keep hold of "very important" Jacob Ramsey amid speculation over the Aston Villa midfielder's future.

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Ramsey, 22, who has been linked with Newcastle, Tottenham and Bayern Munich, recovered from a hamstring injury and played in Tuesday night's 3-1 loss against Eddie Howe's Magpies.

Emery told a press conference before the game: "Jacob Ramsey is a very important player. He grew up in the academy and his progression is getting better.

"His level is increasing a lot and I want to keep him here with us. Of course, there are movements [speculation] around him.

"Maybe there are teams involved in the possibility to sign him because he has a big, big potential at Villa and in England. I want to keep him here, 100 per cent."

Follow the January transfer window

The winter transfer window is open and will close at 11pm in England and 11.30pm in Scotland on Thursday February 1.

To ensure harmonisation with the major leagues in Europe, the closing dates were set following discussions with the EFL, DFL, Serie A, LaLiga, and LFP, who will all close their summer and winter windows on 1 September and 1 February respectively.

Keep up to date with all the latest transfer news and rumours in our dedicated Transfer Centre blog on Sky Sports' digital platforms, while you can also catch up with the ins, outs and analysis on Sky Sports News, including daily transfer shows, and listen to our Transfer Talk podcast.

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